Running a windows command

Don Tuttle tuttledon at
Tue Jan 15 17:57:46 EST 2002

Try this:

import os
result = os.popen('foo c:\\someFile.txt')   # Double backslash
stuff =
print stuff


"Stephen Boulet" <stephen.boulet at> wrote in message
news:3C449BB6.EFDE700B at
> I have a command line program, foo.exe, that when run will dump some
> text to the dos shell. I've tried this:
> import os
> result = os.popen('foo c:\someFile.txt')
> But that doesn't work. How do I capture the text sent to the dos shell?
> Thanks.
> -- Stephen

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